Well, this is exciting. It’s the first time I get to do this. But, since it’s my first time, it’s possibly yours too. So I’ll answer your questions.
What’s a Cover Reveal? What’s this all about anyway?
It’s that exciting moment when a writer gets to see what their new book is going to look like and show it off to the world. What’s not to be excited about there? Let’s face it, next to who is going to play your MC in the Oscar-winning adaptation, what your book cover is going to look like is a top writer daydream. AND NOW IT’S REALITY.
Why are you excited, Clare? This isn’t your book?
No. But it’s written by my awesome agency-mate Emily R. King who not only writes great books but is from Canada and also owns a cantankerous cat.
It’s also about supporting the community. Being able to get the word out for fellow writerly types is important. And fun. Because look at this gorgeous book!
The Hundredth Queen
Emily R. King
Published by: Skyscape
Publication date: June 1st 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
As an orphan ward of the Sisterhood, eighteen-year-old Kalinda is destined for nothing more than a life of seclusion and prayer. Plagued by fevers, she’s an unlikely candidate for even a servant’s position, let alone a courtesan or wife. Her sole dream is to continue living in peace in the Sisterhood’s mountain temple.
But a visit from the tyrant Rajah Tarek disrupts Kalinda’s life. Within hours, she is ripped from the comfort of her home, set on a desert trek, and ordered to fight for her place among the rajah’s ninety-nine wives and numerous courtesans. Her only solace comes in the company of her guard, the stoic but kind Captain Deven Naik.
Faced with the danger of a tournament to the death—and her growing affection for Deven—Kalinda’s only hope for escape lies in an arcane, forbidden power that’s buried within her.
In Emily R. King’s thrilling fantasy debut, an orphan girl blossoms into a warrior, summoning courage and confidence in her fearless quest to upend tradition, overthrow an empire, and reclaim her life as her own.
Emily R. King is a reader of everything and a writer of fantasy. Born in Canada and raised in the USA, she has perfected the use of “eh” and “y’all” and uses both interchangeably. Shark advocate, consumer of gummy bears, and islander at heart, Emily’s greatest interests are her four children. She’s a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and an active participant in her local writers’ community. She lives in Northern Utah with her family and their cantankerous cat.
One thought on “Cover Reveal: THE HUNDRETH QUEEN by Emily R. King”
I LOVE the moment of the cover reveal!! It’s right next to that first ultrasound of your baby (or a particularly charismatic benign growth, I’d imagine). That’s my weirdness, manifest!!! 😉
And amen for fellow writerly support. Rock on, Clare!
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